Keeping your well-being in mind.

Our secluded nine-acre retreat provides ample distance by design, with cottages scattered around the grounds and plenty of room to explore the forests and beach. We also are taking steps to ensure your safety by complying with California and Mendocino County COVID-19 protocols. Below are further details about what to expect when you visit Mar Vista Farm + Cottages—if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch at 707-884-3522 or We live on site and are very responsive.


All cottages at Mar Vista are separate structures that are accessed via open-air entrances and do not share ventilation. We have no elevators or enclosed corridors on the property. To limit close contact, we have temporarily closed the Glass House.



We will provide an in-person orientation, outdoors and appropriately distanced, upon your arrival. Contact-free check-out is available; simply leave your key in the door or on the table as you depart.



Your cottage will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, including a complete antiseptic treatment; our staff will wear appropriate protective gear at all times when cleaning cottages and interacting with guests. They also will change gloves and other items when moving between cottages. Note that housekeeping service during your stay is provided upon request only.



We take great caution when shopping for groceries and other provisions for our guests, and also when delivering them to your cottage. While we have no control over the actions of other establishments or their employees, we have confidence that the businesses in our community are doing everything possible to operate in a safe manner—because we have seen it first-hand.



Many activities, such as Star Bathing, Forest Bathing, and beach excursions are self-guided, allow for easy distancing, or both—those and similar activities remain fully available to guests. For safety, we have limited the capacity of other activities, such as our evening egg-gathering activity.



We ask that guests adhere to the following:

  • Wear a mask when outside of your cottage.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others not in your party.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Bring your own protective equipment, such as masks, gloves, wipes, hand sanitizer, etc. We are happy to share what we can, but resupply of our stock has been unreliable.
  • Do not visit if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills (check with a thermometer; take caution above 100 degrees)
    • Cough 
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fatigue 
    • Muscle or body aches 
    • Headache 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Sore throat 
    • Congestion or runny nose 
    • Nausea or vomiting 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Cranky


Note: Parents are responsible for making sure their children comply with these requirements.



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